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RE: D-AC006.2 discussion points

From: Joseph Hui <Joseph.Hui@exodus.net>
Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 15:17:14 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <45258A4365C6B24A9832BFE224837D5523BB2D@SJDCEX01.int.exodus.net>
To: "Christopher Ferris" <chris.ferris@sun.com>, "wsawg public" <www-ws-arch@w3.org>
> From: Christopher Ferris [mailto:chris.ferris@sun.com]
> Sent: Monday, May 06, 2002 4:20 AM
> To: wsawg public
> Subject: Re: D-AC006.2 discussion points
> NOK: This is outside the scope of a group chartered to create 
> a reference
> architecture  and to create new WGs to fill protocol gaps.

Huh?  Security is still a group charter last I checked ;-)

> Policies
> are application level mechanisms - best left to be defined 
> bya Security WG or in the vendor solution space.

Not really.  Not even close.
Policies were the horse as mechanisms were the cart.  
I.e. Policies are what drive mechanisms, not a part of
them (mechanisms).  In other words, mechanisms are for 
executing policies, speak wrt the established paradigm
in network computing anyway.  (Ref: routed, RIP, ...)

Joe Hui
Exodus, a Cable & Wireless service
Received on Tuesday, 7 May 2002 16:40:04 UTC

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